Myth #10Livestock operations raise animals in harmful and inhumane ways.
- Opponents say “Livestock producers subject their animals to inhumane living conditions.”
- In truth, producers take good care of their animals because: a.) They like animals- that’s why they’re in this industry and b.) it is in their economic best interest to do so. Neglect and harmful procedures do not help production. Many practices criticized by activists are actually in the animals’ best interest.
Did you know that farrowing crates for production swine are actually used to protect piglets from being crushed to death?